2013 Glass Workshops
Bob's powder/crackle workshops are held in his fully equipped,
spacious, state-of-the-art studio on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia,
Canada. Salt Spring is known as one of North America's best small arts
communities (for the population, there is a very large number of
performing and visual artists). It is located in the Gulf Islands off the
west coast of British Columbia, between Vancouver and Victoria.
Bob continues to teach two distinct workshops from his home-based
studio: Studies in Powder (Colour, Components,
and Crackle!) and Further
is room for six participants per workshop, ensuring that everyone receives
individual attention while learning the powder crackle techniques -
participants are signed up in the order e-mails are received.
Studies in Powder (Pushing the Limits!)
(See descriptions below.)
The cost of each workshop is $975 CAD, with a $450 CAD deposit due one
month after signing up for the workshop and the balance of $525 CAD due
one month before the workshop starts. The deposit is non-refundable,
unless we can find a replacement for you.
The fee covers instruction, all supplies, and daily home-made lunches
prepared (as much as possible) with locally grown, fresh, organic
Descriptions - Dates for 2013
Studies in Powder (Colour, Components, and Crackle!)
This is an intensive five-day workshop that explores new ways
to approach glass design, composition, and the powder colour
palette. The "colour" part involves understanding chemical
reactions and blending powders to achieve reproducible
colours. The "component" part involves producing and working with
many forms of powder wafers. The "crackle" part involves learning
how to create three different expressions of the crackle texture.
Participants complete up to seven small (5-inch) gallery-quality
bowls, and many test strips and tiles. The bowls are finished
using grinding, polishing, and sandblasting techniques. A
comprehensive set of course notes is provided.
Further Studies in Powder (Pushing
Prerequisite: 5-day LGS introductory workshop on Studies
in Powder (Colour, Components, and Crackle!) taught by Bob, either in his
own studio or in someone else's.
This five-day workshop explores new and advanced techniques for
achieving textures with glass powders. Participants will learn how
to enhance the basic crackle process by adding subtle veining,
replacement textures, blending powders, and sandblasting for colour
control. Two completely new textural styles, pebbles and controlled
orientation, offer participants creative design opportunities.
New wafer styles expand the range of these versatile components.
By the end of this workshop, participants will have the skills to
express their vision and voice using powders.